After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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 Stu Redman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Frannie Goldsmith (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Randall Flagg (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nadine Cross (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Mother Abagail Freemantle (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Judge Richard Farris (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd Henreid (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Harold Lauder (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Trashcan Man (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Larry Underwood (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Glen Bateman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nick Andros (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Ralph Brentner (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lucy Swann (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Dayna Jurgens (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Tom Cullen (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Rat Man (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Julie Lawry (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Barry Dorgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Whitney Horgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Susan Stern (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Joe (3 episodes, 1994)
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 George Richardson (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Carl Hough (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Teddy Weizak (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Gina McCone (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Ace-High (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Rich Moffat (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Herbert Denninger (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Monster Shouter / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Sarge (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Len Carsleigh (2 episodes, 1994)
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Storyline

When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

For years it was planned to make this story into a theatrical film, directed by George A. Romero. Stephen King did many drafts to make it of a suitable length for a feature film, and when he couldn't get it short enough they considered breaking it into two separate films before finally letting Rospo Pallenberg write a draft. But before they could make it, King was offered the chance to make this mini-series for television. See more »

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When Nick Andros meets Julie Lawry in the drugstore, he puts down the bottle twice. See more »

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Referenced in SpongeBob SquarePants: Whirly Brains/MermaidPants (2016) See more »

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BABY CAN U DIG YOUR MAN
Composed by Al Kooper & Stephen King
Performed by Al Kooper
Produced by Al Kooper for Stephen King's "The Stand"
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24 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I read the rave reviews before I sat down to spend six hours watching "The Stand". By the beginning of part 2, I had to stop and check IMDb to see if there was another version, and maybe I was watching the cheap one.

The raves for the acting and casting baffle me most. Molly Ringwald is possibly the worst imaginable choice for such a pivotal role, and her acting throughout is embarrassingly awful. No one shines, but she stands out for all the wrong reasons.

My initial impression seemed so out of sync with the majority here that I forced myself to watch it all and keep an open mind, but the outcome didn't change.

It's tripe, people, acted and staged badly, and a total waste of six hours of your life. Read the book. It takes longer, but you'll get to do your own casting and staging, and you won't have to watch Ms. Ringwald.


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